Partners

Partners

Midlands Innovation brings together eight research intensive universities in the Midlands.

AU Birmingham logo Purple RGB Aston University has a history of leading the way. We have evolved over the last 120 years to become a research-led university known for world-class teaching quality. Aston focuses on high quality, exploitable research that has an impact on society through medical breakthroughs, advancements in engineering, policy and practice in government, and the strategies and performance of business.
uni-of-birmingham The University of Birmingham has been challenging and developing great minds for more than a century. Our research has broken new ground, pushed forward the boundaries of knowledge and made a lasting impact. Capitalising on our multi- and inter-disciplinary strengths, our research is creating innovative and enduring solutions to complex global challenges. From advanced manufacturing, transport and energy, to life sciences, security, and global ethics, we are at the forefront of research and innovation.
cranfield Cranfield University is a world-leading postgraduate university, focused on technology and management. We are home to many world-class, large-scale facilities and the distinctive nature of our work has been recognised through numerous prizes and awards, including the prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize on six separate occasions. Through our industry partnerships, applied research projects and executive education and professional development programmes, we work with around 1,500 companies and organisations.
KeeleUni-RGB Colour Keele University was founded to meet the demands of a new kind of society, economy and world. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework, 97% of the University’s research was deemed to be world-leading or of international importance. In 2017 the University became the Times and Sunday Times University of the Year for Student Experience, was awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework, and was ranked 1st in the National Student Survey in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018 (of broad-based universities). Keele is home to one of the largest science parks of its kind and set to be the first at scale UK site for smart energy network technology.
UoL Logo Full Colour The University of Leicester is an international centre for excellence renowned for research. Ranked in the top one per cent of global universities and a top 25 university in the TES Research Power rankings, 75 per cent of our research is judged internationally excellent. Our research cuts across multiple disciplines in engineering, medicine, biological sciences, psychology and social sciences, arts and humanities, with wide-ranging impacts on society, health, culture and the environment.
LU Logo Pack jpeg For use on A5 LU A5 RGB Loughborough University has an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry and unrivalled achievement in sport and its academic disciplines. Ranked in the top ten in England for research intensity, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen’s Anniversary Prizes in recognition of its contribution to the sector. Awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, it is among the best universities in the world.
Nottingham-Logo The University of Nottingham has a long history of delivering world-class research. Ranked 8th in the UK on research power, more than 97 per cent of our research is recognised as international standard, with wide-ranging impact on society, the economy, health and welfare, culture, public policy and the environment. By grouping our research around five global themes, we can use creative interdisciplinary approaches to deliver research excellence on a global scale.
university of warwick logo detail The University of Warwick is a world-leading university with a dynamic, enterprising and innovative approach to solving global challenges. It has earned a reputation for creative thinking alongside academic excellence, and is ranked 7th in the UK Research Excellence Framework. Warwick has an excellent track record of working alongside business and industry regionally and internationally to connect research, innovation and economic growth, supported through a strong infrastructure and environment that nurtures talent enabling all in its community to make an impact.